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About noumpere

  1. D. C is close, but I don't think that's what they want. (Because Jones is already on third, he has "completed his opportunity to correct the mistake" but the defense still cannot appeal until the award is finished.)
  2. "That's not what I said. Don't put words in my mouth." "you know I was right not to grant time."
  3. THe play also works with an R1 (or R1-R3) and having R1 miss second. I have to admit it happened to me, once -- I caught it the second time and wathced R1 scramble back to second. I tried to be aware of it the rest of my career.
  4. With R1 and R2 ONLY (not just R2, not bases loaded, not R2, R3), on a fly ball to the outfield, PU will have any play on R2 at third,, U1 will have any play on R1 at second. R1 back to first, R2 back to second. However, it PU is "on the line" then U1 has it all. U1 also has all retouches of the bases ('tag ups")by the runners. If the ball is dropped in the outfield (not caught) then PU returns home and U1 has all plays on the bases. PU is responsible to see that R1 (and R1 if it gets that far) touch third on the way by.
  5. IF it really got easier, then we would all start out as MLB umpires and progress to coach pitch throughout our careers. Yes, more of the routine plays are made. And you don't as many of get the thirld-world plays we see posted here (batter-runner overruns first, thinks the ball was foul, all return, then all advance again ...) But, more of the plays that wouldn't even be made are made. And there are more potential plays than at the lower levels. And, game management becomes even more important. It's also somewhat of a chicken and egg type of thing -- the umpire has more experience, so that makes the game easier
  6. But the starter took one of the eight. I think there's an interp on this. I might be wrong.
  7. Several different mechanics philosophies: a) BU in C when R2 or R3; otherwise B (with a subset that moves BU to B with two outs) b) BU in C when a steal of third is possible; otherwise B c) BU in B when a steal of second is possible; otherwise C All have advantages and disadvantages, and it might depend on how well those in charge think the umpires as a whole can move once a play develops.
  8. Right -- and in FED, the new pitcher gets one fewer warm-ups (or the current F1 cannot return to pitch for the rest of the game =-- which might not be that severe of a penalty).
  9. Some of it might depend on which play we are discussing, but BU can back up a bit to get a better angle (say, behind the 2b-3b baseline). If (in one of the plays) the ball is fair and dropped, he'll need to bust in in case there's a throw to first behind BR. And, even if BU doesn't have a good angle, he can move his view from the ball to the runner as soon as the ball is touched. PU can't do that. BU will have a better view of R3 leaving, say, a step early. It's an advanced mechanic -- if you've "never had the opportunity to work a true 2 man system" then just work the system and accept the holes in the coverage.
  10. I think this is when F2 is not trying to throw out a stealing R2 (for example). I'm not sure it's relevant to the play9s) being discussed.
  11. Didn't watch the play, but .... ejections during playing action don't take effect until the end of playing action.
  12. That's the BR and the FIELDER making contact. The OP is the BR and the BALL making contact. Different rules apply.
  13. I think you have the rulings backwards. On a batted ball, it's INT. On a mis-played pitch, it's nothing (absent intent). That's for FED. OBR is slightly different on the latter (more likely to be INT)
  14. I agree with Mid-Am ump.
  15. 1) I don't see in the OP where BR ever touched first during the initial part of the play.. The only baseball out here is for the bell being thrown to first and the base being touched before BR touched the base 2) Is this the softball rule? In baseball, R1 cannot be appealed at second -- she touched it the "last time by" and that corrects any previous baserunning errors.